WASHINGTON: Islamic State militants have released a video saying that the group intends to invade Saudi Arabia while the kingdom’s throne is changing hands.
According to Fox News, Saudi militants who have joined the IS group in Iraq and Syria issued the statement.
IS militants have also called upon the sympathizers in the country to attack from within.
Experts said that the terror threat shows the organization’s desire to annex the wealthiest Middle East nation.
An ISIS fighter has threatened to behead Barack Obama “in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province” before murdering a Kurdish soldier in a gruesome propaganda video.
The footage, entitled “Bombardment of Peaceful Muslims in the City of Mosul” showed damage from shelling allegedly carried out by Peshmerga forces in the Iraqi city earlier this month before killing the captive in retaliation.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri), the video threatening Obama was released by ISIS on Monday, two days after heavy Peshmerga shelling and coalition air strikes were reported in its stronghold of Mosul.
It is the largest city controlled by Isis and one of its longest-standing strongholds in Iraq.
On Saturday, news agencies reported an increase in US air strikes around Mosul aiming to disrupt Isis supply routes ahead of an expected operation later this year to re-take it from militants.
Coalition airstrikes hit at least two dozen locations around Mosul, destroying dozens of vehicles, buildings, fighting positions and insurgent units, military officials said.
The US has claimed that the coalition has “halted the momentum” of ISIS, which made most of its gains largely unchallenged last year.